Saved by the Bell

Season 2 Episode 9

Jessie's Song

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Nov 03, 1990 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Jessie is under pressure with midterms and her own singing group so she turns to caffeine pills, ignoring Slater's warning that the pills are hazardous to her health. When Zack finds out he cancels her performance and rushes to her side.

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  • Go for it.

    This episode was like the only dramatic sad soap opera kind of episode in Saved By The Bell, which I really loved. The acting was a bit better from all the actors. Especially Jessie, she nailed her performance. The singing plot wrapped around this episode so perfectly, cause it seems to be a light crazy episode in the beginning, but it turns, Jessie is a drug addict. Finally they show that Jessie & Slater are dating. Slater was not himself, he was really nice to Jessie. I loved the song they all sang, "Go For It" A really good song. An amazing episode.moreless
  • jessie is stressed out with midterms and also trying to balance a singing group..therefore she turns to pills regardless of her friends' warnings

    this was a very revealing episode because we really saw a different side of jessie..were used to her studying hard and stressing about grades but i would never put her as a person to take pills to help her out..thats just not her personality..she should have just quit the singing thing regardless of her friends pushing her..spoiler..jessie is worried about her grades when midterms approach..meanwhile the girls sing together to goof off and zack immediately becomes their agent and wants them to start a girl group..this forces jessie into pills..i was mad when she didnt listen to slater..but zack really did give her the intervention she neededmoreless
  • Warning: Contains spoilers.

    Can caffeine pills be so addicting that it can be like Heroin? Well, unlike some people who probably reviewed this episode just because they saw a clip on Youtube, I'm actually reviewing the whole episode. This episode was very informing, and it can tell you a whole lot about drugs. Although, it only discusses the danger of caffeine pills, and the producers said in an interview that that is probably the farthest they got to drugs in an episode, it is very informing. Say, the caffeine pills can be x. X=Heroin, cocaine, etc.

    Zack convinces Kelly and the girls to go sing for a record producer since they seem to be very good. Zack also has Screech (duh) go in to the locker room to record them singing when they denied it. After Jessie is disgusted about that, she then agrees to sing. Jessie is stressed about the singing and studying for her geometry test, so she takes pills. Slater is the first to find out, but Zack denies it because Jessie is her friend and he won't listen to that.

    Drugs can be dangerous, and this episode tells you how. While it's telling you how, it is also a funny episode and it can leave you crying at the end. Not that I did, of course. This episode was great. There is some character development for Jessie, since you will learn a little more about Jessie and how together as friends she and Zack are, but it's not great character development.

    I recommend this episode, and it can be a first impression episode if you know about the series a little more. If you don't, then this episode is not really recommended.moreless
  • When Jessie gets stressed, she turns to a dangerous friend.

    Everyone I know agrees with me that this is the best episode of Saved by the Bell. I refer to it as the "I'm So Excited" episode. Zack, always out for the get rich quick scheme, finally realizes that Jessie is doing herself harm, he becomes a real friend and tells her the band is not as important as her getting better. Actually, Slater is the one who first finds out about Jessie's drug use and warns her about the downsides, but she chooses to ignore him. It is a very serious episode, a little off par for Saved by the Bell.moreless
  • jessie spano, zack morris, kelly kapowski, screech powers, a.c slater, lisa turtle

    one of the best and most memorable episodes of saved by the bell ever. who could forget the line " i'm so excited, i'm so excited, i'm so scared"? this episode was all about jessie. it was different and very exciting and sad all at the same time. drugs are a serious thing and saved by the bell portrayed them that way. it informs kids about the consicences of drugs and still manages to stay in that fun lovable comdey category. like when, screeh went into the girls locker room as sinead o'connor, sinead's aunt, the janitor? classic. simply classic. i really enjoy this episode, and any saved by the bell fan would agree when i say this is defiantly one of the best edpisodes in the whole series.moreless
Tiffani Thiessen

Tiffani Thiessen

Kelly Kapowski

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Zachary "Zack" Morris

Dustin Diamond

Dustin Diamond

Samuel 'Screech' Powers

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Jessica 'Jessie' Murtle Spano

Lark Voorhies

Lark Voorhies

Lisa Turtle

Dennis Haskins

Dennis Haskins

Mr. Richard Belding

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode Kelly has a great singing voice, but in "Miss Bayside" her voice was terrible.

    • Nitpick: When Slater tells Jessie about the tape that was made of the girls singing in the locker room, Slater says to Zack "Next time bring me." But Zack didn't go into the girls' locker room, only Screech did.

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Lisa: (to Screech) Why not go to the boys' room and flush yourself to China?

    • Screech: Oh, no. Do I have to wear your Aunt Helen's bra again?

    • (On his way into Jessie's room)
      Zack: Hi guys, great news!
      Jessie: Mr. Dewy got squashed by a gladiator?

    • Mr. Dewey: (telling grades) Kelly B+, Lisa B+, Jessie C.
      Jessie: C? C?!
      Mr Dewey: Si, senorita, but this is geometry, not Spanish.

    • Hot Sundaes:
      1, 2, 3 bend! 1, 2, 3 stretch!
      1, 2, 3 bend! 1, 2, 3 stretch!

      Here's the message that I'm sending to you
      You can do what you want to do
      A little work never hurt no one
      It's the only way to get things done

      Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet
      Mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet

      My love is strong whenever you're around
      I walk on air, I barely touch the ground
      And I'm so happy that you're with me now
      You'll never see me in the lost and found

      Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet
      Mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet

      My love is there for you
      the rest is up to you
      Yeah, yeah, yeah
      Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh!
      Na na na na na na na na

      I feel so good whenever you are near
      You make my troubles seem to disappear
      You're the one that I've been searching for
      Cuz everyday I love you more and more

      Put your mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet
      Mind to it, go for it, get down and break a sweat
      Rock and roll, you ain't seen nothing yet
      Get down and go for it!

    • Slater: These pills are dangerous!
      Jessie: Yeah? So's geometry.

    • Kelly: Who are you?
      Screech: (Dressed as a cleaning lady) Oh, I'm, uh, I'm- Sinead O'Connor!
      Kelly: That's a very famous name. You have a hit song in the charts, you know...?
      Screech: Oh, uh, that's the other O'Connor. She's my niece. She learned from me.
      Lisa: You taught her everything she knows!?
      Screech: Oh, that I did. Now she can clean toilets with the best of 'em.

    • (Zack admits to have gone into the ladies locker room)
      Jessie: You violated our privacy?!? That is wrong, isn't it, Slater?!?
      Slater: Uhhh... yeah, Preppie, you out to be ashamed of yourself! I'm disgusted!
      (whispers in Zack's ear, disappointed)
      Slater: Next time, bring ME.

    • Jessie: (To Zack) I'M SOOOO EXCITED! I'M SO EXCITED! I'm... so... scared.

  • NOTES (6)

    • This episode contains one of the clips in the opening credits originally in Season 3 on NBC and in syndications. The clip shows the three girls in their workout outfits rehearsing in dancing to and singing "I'm So Excited" at The Max.

    • The song I'm So Excited was performed by the Pointer Sisters and is on their album titled, So Excited. It was released in 1982. The song was chosen as one of the "Songs of the Century".

    • This is the only episode of Saved by the Bell to never have aired on British television.

    • In the rerun versions of this episode (such as recently on TBS) the whole bit about Sinead O'Conner being on the top of the charts is omitted.

    • Dustin Diamond did an introduction to the rerun version of this episode.

    • This episode was parodied on "The Rerun Show".


    • Mr. Dewey mentioned The American Gladiators before he left the classroom. The American Gladiators was a TV show that ran from 1989 through 1996.

    • The title of this episode is an allusion to the John Denver song titled, Annie's Song. It was a number one hit for Mr. Denver for two weeks in 1974.